Spill

About the production

Spill is an outdoor production by Shaun Parker created specifically for playgrounds, aiming to take dance to the heart of our local communities. Combining quirky, dynamic dance with high energy street gymnastics, the dancers in this performance blaze a colourful trail across the structures and landscapes of the playground. Each performance is unique, as the show scrambles around, over, under and through swings, slides and roundabouts. Kids will love it, grown-ups will love it too!

Created as a ten part series for the BBC’s THE SPACE channel, funded by the Arts Council of England.  Spill toured to New York City in July 2014 for City Parks Foundation and their SummerStage Festival and Central Park Conservancy’s Sandbox Program.

In 2013 Spill made its Australian debut as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About festival.

In 2012 Spill was part of the Outdoor Dance Programme, led by DanceXchange, in partnership with Dancefest, Dancescape and Dudley Performing Arts. This production was programmed as part of Dancing for the Games and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.  Spill was performed in 36 locations and 112 performances across the UK.

Creative Team

Choreographer: Shaun Parker

Composer: Nick Wales

Assistant Choreographer: Corey Baker

Australian Performers: Antek Marciniec, Eden Petrovski, Lewis Rankin, Josh Thomson, Sean Marcs

UK Performers: Wren Ball, Nathan Johnston, Lewis Major, Kynam Moore, Sabrina Ribes-Bonet

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Press

Highly playful and physical, and at times teasingly comical – this is a cheeky dance celebration of the child within.

Artswork.co.uk

Colourful, physical and packed with energetic street gymnastics; a great show for children and their families to enjoy.

The Burton Mail, UK

Tour Dates

Previous Tours

10.30am SummerStage Kids Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

10.30am SummerStage Kids Columbus Park, Manhattan

11am + 1pm Heckscher Playground, Central Park, West 62nd St, New York

11am East 110th Street Central Park Conservancy, Central Park, New York

11am and 1pm Central Park Conservancy Heckscher Playground, Central Park, New York

11am East 110th St Playground/Dana Center, Central Park, New York

3pm SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, New York

11am East 110th St Central Park Conservancy, Central Park, New York

11am and 1pm Central Park Conservancy Heckscher Playground, Central Park, New York

Sydney, Sydney Park, Alexandria

Sydney, Sydney Park, Alexandria

Sydney, Sydney Park, Alexandria

Sydney, Sydney Park, Alexandria

Sydney, Wentworth Park, Ultimo

Sydney, Wentworth Park, Ultimo

Sydney, Wentworth Park, Ultimo

Sydney, Wentworth Park, Ultimo

Sydney, Wentworth Park, Ultimo

Sydney, Victoria Park, Camperdown

Sydney, Victoria Park, Camperdown

Sydney, Victoria Park, Camperdown

Sydney, Victoria Park, Camperdown

Whee! Festival, Nottingham

Whee! Festival, Nottingham

Whee! Festival, Nottingham

Highbury Fields, London

Highbury Fields, London

Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin

Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin

Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin

2014

Summer Stage, Central Park, New York, USA
Sandpit series, Central Park, New York, USA
The Playground for All Children, The Bronx, USA
Columbus Playground, China Town, New York City, USA

2013

Art & About Festival, Sydney, Australia

Dublin Dance Festival
, Ireland
Highbury Fields, London
, UK
Wheee! Festival, Nottingham
, UK
Appetite Stoke, Stafford, UK
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, London, UK
Dancin’ Oxford Festival, UK
Herne Play Area, Kent, UK

2012

International Dance Festival of Birmingham (6 performances at Cannon Hill Park)
, UK
DanceXchange West Midlands & Yorkshire Tour (30 locations, 94 performances), UK

Contact Details

admin@shaunparkercompany.com
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.